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Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America
Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America
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In addition to exposing racially biased policing, the Justice Department's Ferguson Report exposed to the world a system of fines and fees levied for minor crimes in Ferguson, Missouri, that, when they proved too expensive for Ferguson's largely poor...


The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
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In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year. The American peo...


Blues People: Negro Music in White America
Blues People: Negro Music in White America
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"The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music - through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel, development, jazz...[If] the N...


How to Be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents About Surviving My First (Really Hard) Year of Marriage
How to Be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents About Surviving My First (Really Hard) Year of Marriage
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Everyone tells you marriage is hard, but no one tells you what to do about it. At age 34 Jo Piazza got her romantic-comedy ending when she met the man of her dreams on a boat in the Galápagos Islands and was engaged three months later. But before l...


Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
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Jezebel's sexual lasciviousness, Mammy's devotion, and Sapphire's outspoken anger - these are among the most persistent stereotypes that black women encounter in contemporary American life. Hurtful and dishonest, such representations force African Am...


Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
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This New York Times best-seller intimately depicts urban life in a gripping book that slips behind cold statistics and sensationalism to reveal the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour. In her extraordinary best seller, Adrian...


Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help
Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help
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What does it mean to devote yourself wholly to helping others? In Strangers Drowning, Larissa MacFarquhar seeks out people living lives of extreme ethical commitment and tells their deeply intimate stories: their stubborn integrity and their compromi...


Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8?
Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the Jeff Davis 8?
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An explosive, true-life southern gothic story, Murder in the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Louisiana parish. Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were ...


Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race - and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us
Under Our Skin: Getting Real About Race - and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us
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Can it ever get better? This is the question Benjamin Watson is asking. In a country aflame with the fallout from the racial divide - in which Ferguson, Charleston, and the Confederate flag dominate the national news, daily seeming to rip the wounds ...


The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
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Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a best-selling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teachin...


Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
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With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide knowledge of environmental, cultural, and political his...


Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
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In this classic account of madness, Michel Foucault shows once and for all why he is one of the most distinguished European philosophers since the end of World War II. Madness and Civilization, Foucault's first book and his finest accomplishment, wil...


Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life
Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life
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An ICU and palliative care specialist featured in the Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary Extremis offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest level In medical school, no one teaches you how t...


The Cross and the Switchblade
The Cross and the Switchblade
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The astonishing true story of Wilkerson's outreach to New York teens trapped by drugs and gangs. Gang-fighters! Drug addicts. Teenage runaways and prostitutes! The toughest and most hopeless kids that New York's ghettos had to offer. Then a young pre...


Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life
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An eminent sociologist and best-selling author offers an inspiring blueprint for rebuilding our fractured society.  We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a...


The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
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A transformative exploration of the power, purpose, and benefits of gatherings in our lives: at work, at school, at home, and beyond. Every day, we find ourselves in gatherings, Priya Parker says in The Art of Gathering. If we can understand what ma...


How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide
How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide
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A unique and irreverent take on everything that's wrong with our "national conversation about race" - and how to think differently. How to Be Less Stupid About Race addresses the half-truths and misconceptions that have corrupted the way race is repr...


The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents
The Orphaned Adult: Understanding and Coping with Grief and Change After the Death of Our Parents
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Losing our parents when we ourselves are adults is the natural order of things, a rite of passage into true adulthood. But whether or not we have expected the death of our parents after a prolonged illness, were close to or alienated from them, this ...


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
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From Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America. In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of...


So You Want to Talk About Race
So You Want to Talk About Race
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A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that listeners of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide In So You Want to Talk About Race, editor-at-la...



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